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Ruthenium-Catalyzed Selectively Oxidative C–H Alkenylation of N‑Acylated Aryl Sulfonamides by Using Molecular Oxygen as an Oxidant

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posted on 2020-04-20, 20:09 authored by Xueyuan Li, Xiao Hu, Zijie Liu, Jingshu Yang, Bo Mei, Yi Dong, Gang Liu
A ruthenium-catalyzed sulfonamide-directed ortho aryl C–H alkenylation/annulation to afford five-membered sultam by using of molecular oxygen as an oxidant is reported in this article. Compared to the previous transition-metal-catalyzed C–H alkenylation of aryl sulfonamides, no excess metal salt oxidant was required in this method. A wide sulfonamide substrates scope and good regioselectivity and site-selectivity make this Ru-catalyzed method more attractive. Importantly, this method can not only be used to effectively prepare the biologically active five-membered sultam molecules but also be efficiently applied to the late-stage modification of sulfonamide drugs.

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